Undocumented and exposed under a Trump presidency

By Alexa Mencia [A version of the story was originally published in The American Prospect.] Operating room nurse Jose Aguiluz knew that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was only a Band-Aid for his immigration problem. It wasn’t a pathway to citizenship. The benefits it offered were limited, temporary. But critically to Aguiluz, it was […]

Cook County President urges Obamacare enrollment before Jan. 15 deadline

Kathleen Falk, Toni Preckwinkle and Robert Steele at Obamacare press conference at Stroger Hospital

By Rachel Newman Amid uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, Cook County officials urged residents to purchase health care plans in the Illinois marketplace before the Jan. 15 open enrollment deadline. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined with Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and […]

Package of Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline stories

 Standing Rock These stories on Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline have been supported in part by SJNN and the McCormick Foundation. They have been co-published by SJNN. When Cloee Cooper, June Leffler and Pat Nabong proposed in late Sept. 2016 to go from Chicago to North Dakota to report on the ongoing movement […]